Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?
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Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?

While it might not have the same nostalgia as a trip to the ballpark, gathering around to watch someone play a video game has been happening since the age of arcades in the 1970s. This week, a company called Twitch, that lets audiences around the world watch people play video games, sold to Amazon for … Continue reading

Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown
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Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown

For more than a week, protestors have taken to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. While the majority of the demonstrations have been peaceful, some have erupted into violence. The Missouri National Guard was called in, … Continue reading

Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?
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Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?

In just over three weeks a mobile role-playing game featuring Kim Kardashian as your life coach has made more than $85 million and is projected to eclipse $200 million in sales by year’s end. While hitching a game to a rising star is a tried-and-tested business plan, the rapid success of this app likely has … Continue reading

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study
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Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study

A recent study by researchers at Drexel University revealed that sexting among minors is more common than previously thought, and that most minors are unaware of the potential harsh legal consequences. The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the … Continue reading

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
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Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.
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How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.

Red wine is bad for you again. Pesticides are killing the bees. Wait a few days, and the bees are doing better than we thought. If you weren’t paying attention to the news a few weeks back, you might have missed all that. If you were paying attention, you’re probably confused. The nuanced reality of … Continue reading

Drexel Expert Available to Comment  on 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
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Drexel Expert Available to Comment on 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

As the kick-off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil approaches on June 12, Drexel University professor of psychology and director of athletics Eric Zillmer, PsyD, is available to comment on a wide range of topics related to the tournament, including issues of soccer culture, fan behavior, social context of sport, doping and performance … Continue reading